Pigs as Pets Banned in Georgetown

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Updated: 7/19/2013 11:47 pm
Georgetown has passed an ordinance banning residents from having pigs as pets.

The ban makes it illegal to have any kind of livestock as a  pet within city limits.

Supporters say they're concerned about health risks and bad odors.

Those against the ban say the animals are just as domesticated as a dog or cat.

The city ordinance states that if someone is found in possession of livestock, they have ten days to remove the animal.

If the animal is not removed in those ten days the city will impound the animal and charge the owner a twenty dollar fine.
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SS Cmmdr Raus - 7/21/2013 9:53 AM
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After a few 20 dollar charges for the impound will they then execute the Pig? Can G-town impound the pond down on Old lemons mill for the stink at times? The one down by the apartments there below South Hamiltion street. It get's rank at times if we are talking odor.

ladyjade2010 - 7/20/2013 9:25 AM
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Remind me to NEVER think about living or visiting E-town. A micro pig is cleaner than a dog and a hell of a lot smaller than most stinky dogs. Micro pigs don't bark at your every move. E-town did not do their homework they had their minds made up from the beginning. If I were the lady that had the pig my house would be up for sale asap. When people hear the word pig their 1st thought is a farm pig. WRONG I'm sure E-town has a fair or festival they should have the micro pigs there so the public can really learn what they are. If a micro pig is banned then I think dogs should be also. Look at how many stories you hear of dogs injuring or killing people. Have you heard of a 15-30 pound pig injury or kill??

Kmcwhirter - 7/20/2013 9:17 AM
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This lady is an ignorant ass! Educate yourself woman! You're the one that's "country"! This "pig" is probably smarter than YOU ARE! Pigs don't get diseases like dogs and cats! They don't even need shots because they are so clean! They actually have a sweet smell to them unlike dogs and cats! They sont shed either! You are an idiot and you need to educate yourself before making these laws and looking like a total ass on TV!

minisnmore - 7/20/2013 8:32 AM
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To the lady saying chickens is country your full of crap!! These pigs are smaller than many dogs that you let in your town. They are DOMESTICATED pets just like a dog or cat. They DON'T stink. They don't tear stuff up. Then don't get big. You need to learn about these types of pigs before putting your foot in your mouth!
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